Enough with the cooking at home! At this time of year, by the time I am done baking for presents and cooking for pot lucks and prepping for parties, frankly, the idea of getting dinner on the table just sends me into chaos.
And I don't know about you, but my next travel vacation isn't scheduled until summer. Most of the people I know aren't traveling right now, and if they are, it is to visit family.
So here is my recommendation for the kitchen-weary among you, who might be pining for a little vacation.
Go on a culinary adventure. Find the cool out of the way place specializing in Polish delicacies and taste every varitety of pierogi they sell. Hit Chinatown and eat at the little place around the corner from the famous place, and commit to at least half of the things you order being things you've never tasted before. Hit an Ethiopian place and eat with your hands, head to Greektown and try the grilled octopus, or find out what all the Cuban Sandwich fuss is about.
And if the weather is evil and leaving the house unthinkable? There is nothing wrong with popcorn for dinner. Pop an extra-large batch, grab something to drink, and settle in with a movie or your favorite television shows.
How do you battle the dinner rut?
Yours in Good Taste,